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. >> i've been in business 25 years. i have no idea what you are talking about. >> last week mitt romney dominated in his first debate against president obama. the president even admitted he had a bad night. >> your supporters have been saying you did not show up. >> there's no doubt i can make a better case, which is why i so look forward to tuesday. >> is it possible you gave up your reelection that night. >> no. >> we cannot afford another series of budget deficits of roughly $1 trillion per year. this is not just bad for the economy. it's bad for jobs. >> brandi hitt, abc news, ky. >> during tonight's debate, log on to wjla.com/react from your compatible smartphone tablets or browser and give us your reaction. we will show the results on abc 7 news at 11:00. we are looking at 48 degrees >> . still to come, an update on a man brutally beaten near the eastern market area in the district. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> thursday morning, welcome back. adam caskey and with a look at your forecast. it may be a lot cooler today than yesterday by about 1
want to talk to you about right in the middle of the crisis, governor romney and you are talking about this again tonight, talked about the weakness, talked about apology from the obama administration. was that really appropriate, right in the middle of the crisis? >> on that same day, the obama administration had the exact same position. let's recall that they disavowed their own statement that they put up earlier in the day in cairo. we had the same position. it's never too early to speak out for our values. we should have spoken out right away when the green revolution was up and starting when the mullahs in iran were attacking their people. we should not have called bashar assad a reformer when he was turning his russian-provided guns on his own people. we should always stand up for peace, for democracy, for individual rights. and we should not be imposing these devastating defense cuts because what that does, when we equivocate on our values, when we show -- >> am i going to get anything to say here? >> it projects weakness, when we look weak, our adversaries are able to attack us
for president, the jobs report. both the obama and romney about as are talking labor released by the department. rate slidmployment from 8.1% to 7.8%. the number of people who said were joined -- were employed jumped by 873,000. this is the first time below 8% since january 2009, when obama took office. >> the campaigns have taken on the news, but as a bigt is seen positive for the obama campaign. at a rally, the president called is gettinghe economy better. said the country has made too much progress to turn back. >> in the meantime, mitt romney that 12on the fact people are still out of work. mitt romney also stressed an 7.8% is not rate of what a real recovery looks like. after campaigning in virginia earlier today, he hosted a rally in florida tonight. >> a new controversy concerns starbucks and it's a bestseller. >> the orioles are fighting to keep playing. the nationals, we know who they are playing. every gameonitoring impact the washington nationals playoff series. we know who -- we now know who the nationals will face. >> the st. louis cardinals, on sunday. we are also keeping a close
are talking about. >> last week mitt romney dominated in his first debate against president obama. in an interview with abc news, the president even admitted he had a bad night. >> your supporters have been saying, "this wasn't a bad night, he didn't show up.” is it possible you handed him the election that night? >> no. there's no doubt i can make a better case, which is why i am so looking for to tuesday. >> polls among likely voters showed romney did get a boost after the bait and he's taking advantage of it. >> we cannot afford another series of budget deficits of roughly $1 trillion per year. this is not just bad for the economy, it's bad for jobs. >> brandi hitt, abc news, ky. >> the vice-presidential debate tonight, log on to wjla.com/react from your compatible smartphone, browser or tablet to give us your reactions during that debate and we will share the results tonight at 11:00. >> south carolina posing new voter identification law, it cannot be implemented until next year. the law requires voters to show one of five types of photo identification to cast a ballot. it w
, there will be another much anticipated public debate. we're not talking about president obama or mitt romney. john stewart of the daily show. the trash talking has gotten under way. some are promising that he will "beat bill o'reilly's liver." >> ready to rubber? >> bill o'reilly will face on this at 8:00 with jon stewart. >> do you see me as mitt romney? is that how you will frame the stacks i see you as an abominable snowman. >> so much for talking down. >> was going to win? >> john stuart will eat a bill reilly's liver. >> what is the protocol for to people about the debate that is it a wedding the indexthing? there'll be an hour of debate. >> i wanted to work on speed. i chased a chicken around the studio. the moderator will be easy hill. >> you have to remember for stewart and his 18 writers. >> cannot wait. bring it on. one of the most popular events is back this week. it will be serving it up for the next three days. more than 70 area restaurants will fill up five city blocks offering a variety of tastings. there'll be live music as well. iran's from monday from noon to 7:00. for more infor
candidate mitt romney tipperary break -- took a rare break talking about the economy and slammed the policy in the middle east. >> it is clear the conflict is higher now than when the president took office. >> trying to seize on the president's handling of last month's attack in libya. >> i know the president hopes for a safer freer, and more prosperous middle east, allied with us. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. >> the candidate went to an impromptu third stop after 100 middle school kids waved at his motorcade. romney's numbers are up and they appeared to be tied. the president continued his california fund-raising swing which is expected to bring in $10 million over two days. the president attended a dedication to the cesar chavez national monument. >> our world is a better place because cesar chavez decided to change a. >> a poll out today shows romney with a four-point lead among likely voters. the gallup poll has the president of by four. both men are expected to be in ohio tomorrow and the focus is expected to shift back to the economy. >> thanks. in the meantime, it i
." >> and the president talking elmo on the stump. >> governor romney plans to let wall street run wild but he'll bring the hammer down on "sesame street." >> reporter: the president here in ohio tonight, the same time as mitt romney underscoring just how crucial this battleground will be. no republicans won the white house without, diane, as we all know without ohio, diane, without you too and we learned that governor romney will be spending four days of this week alone right here in ohio, where i'll be spending some time the next couple of days. >> you have a lot of noise behind you, thank, you david, from ohio on the campaign trail and david and the rest of the abc news political team will join george stephanopoulos and me when the vice presidential contenders face off "one on one, the candidates debate" moderated by our own award-winning martha raddatz and that's thursday night 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 central. >>> and now we have some breaking news to tell you about tonight, just as we came on the air, new details from the state department about what happened in libya, the violence that cost four a
, ann romney, to talk about "dancing with the stars." >> neither one of us ever thought we would be doing this together. >> quite amazing. >> it is "dancing with the stars" time, now. last night, the dreaded double-elimination. two champion couples sent home. >> the couple with the lowest overall total of judges scores and viewer votes and leaving the competition right now is -- our season two champion, drew and anna. another former champion falls. helio and chelsie. >> drew lachey, and anna trebunskaya, along with helio castroneves and chelsie hightower. this is like a finals. all of you are champions. someone has to go home. sorry it's so early. >> yeah. >> it's one of those things that you knew you were getting into when you signed on to the show. there's a lot of champions. a lot of runnerups. someone has to go home every week. i wish it wasn't us. but that's the way it works out. you know, we'll move on. life goes on. >> drew? >> drew, ann romney has a question for you. >> i have a question for you. how did you like your scoring on the cha-cha? >> how did i like my scoring?
chose to attack. >> my friend says that 30% of the american people are takers. romney points out 47% of the people won't take responsibility. he's talking about my mother and father. talking about the places i grew up, my neighbors. he's talking about, he's talking about the people that built this country. all they're looking for is an even shot. >> president obama, he had his chance. he made his choices. this is not what a real recovery looks like. you deserve better. mitt romney and i want to earn your support. we're offering real reforms for a real recovery for every american. >> at least it was a lot better watch than the romney/obama. meanwhile hashtag mularkey is trending nationwide. and martha raddatz has received 80,000 twitter mentions, some saying martha for vice president. >>> next, our political insiders are going to tell us who made the grade tonight. [ feedback ] attention, well, everyone. you can now try snapshot from progressive free for 30 days. just plug this into your car, and your good driving can save you up to 30%. you could even try it without switching your i
on the policies that they put in place. >> democrats used the sunday talk shows in part to redefine romney's debate performance last week. not as a strong showing, but as a political facade. one obama advisor called romney masterful and theatrical. >> mitt romney will say absolutely anything to get elected. and if somebody says absolutely anything to get elected, you have to wonder what they're going to say when they're president. >> we have a few more round to go in this fight. what we saw in the first round is a very energized performance. it was big bird meets the big lies. >> mr. romney vowed during the debate to cut federal funding to pbs. ergo the big bird. tonight the president said "governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again. but he's bringing the hammer down on sesame street." reporting live in the newsroom, jay korff. >> a developing story on another presidential election. that is playing out nearly 2,100 miles from washington, d.c. but being closely watched by a lot of people here in our area. venezuelans went to the polls
in the campaign. >> i've been in business for 25 years. i have no idea what you're talking about. >> reporter: last week mitt romney dominated in his first debate against president obama. in an exclusive interview with abc news' diane sawyer, the president admitted he had a bad night. >> your supporters have been saying, this wasn't a bad night. you didn't show up. >> as i said, there's no doubt that i can make a better case, which is why i'm so looking forward to tuesday. >> is it possible you handed him the election that night? >> no. >> reporter: but polls among likely voters show romney did get a boost after the debate. and he's taking advantage of it. >> we can't afford another series of budget deficits of roughly $1 trillion a year. recognize, this is not just bad for the economy. it's bad for jobs. >> reporter: brandi hitt, abc news, danville, kentucky. >>> abc news is proud to play a special role in tonight's debate. abc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, will serve as moderator. she checked out the stage in danville yesterday. we wish her good luck. >>> the main e
think mitt romney is the kind of guy that slams the door behind himself? >> i don't talk about other candidates. i don't talk about other people. all i can talk about is my husband and the values that he brings. >> one senses this harvard educated attorney has trained herself to side step conflict. observe when we asked her about the tape from a private fund raiser where mitt romney said 47% of americans believe they are victims. what do you think we learned about mr. romney in those tapes? >> you know, again, i do not even begin to, you know, get into that kind of back and forth. i do know that barack has made, i think some very eloquent statements about those remarks that i completely agree with. i don't think that i have got any more to add than what he said. >> what is clear to me. >> she learned to measure her word carefully. in february of 2008, she was roundly criticized for comments she made during this speech in wisconsin. >> for the first time in my adult lifetime i'm really proud of my country. >> her remarks ignited a firestorm. >> i am proud of my country. i don't know a
. both candidates taking an opportunity to get out on the campaign trail. romney spent the day in florida trying to boost his chances in that critical swing state. obama is that a campaign events in california. on the sunday talk show circuit there were still talking about the debate. >> we had a good week. we need to have a good one this began the week after. >> i will not take away from his masterful performance. he did a superb acting job. he did everything but learn to tap dance. >> up next on the debate calendar, a vice presidential debate face-off. >> venezuelan immigrants have made the journey to louisiana to vote in today's presidential election elie their homeland. people started lining up early this morning outside the venezuelan consulate to pass their ballot for the incumbent hugo chavez or the young opponent. they closed down the miami consulate. >> we drove 23 hours to come here. a further reason to stay in your house secure in venezuela. it does not matter you vote for. vote. >> people from as many as 10 states travel to new orleans. >> a cold and damp sunday. will it be th
can't afford four more years.s. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> welcome back to battleground virginia. of economy is at the center election, and at the center of the economy is small business. talk a lotpaigns how they are going to help small businesses. visited one in loudon county. let's take a look. >> loudon county, virginia, has history of bootleg whiskey. probably find some still in business there. some legaly whiskey. despite attala lack of experience, scott, a former technician, and his wife, becky, a chemical engineer, started to build their distillery in 2009, in the depths of the recession. put in a lot of personal equity, but there is also help that comes with it. they had a loan from the small business administration. now their top concern is health care. >> is very difficult to find options for company the size of ours. it remains to be seen. about an hour's drive away, visited this real estate office. time they had 20 agents of three offices, then at the real estate .ubble burst >> when barack obama talks his predecessor's policies responsible,
was driving our deficit? a new obama campaign at mitt romney campaign week.ent last we have one out of six in poverty, 47 on food stamps, and the s timeent is spending hi saving big bird. i will spend my time talking jobs.saving but the latest polls show both neck-and-neck. you can watch the debate right thursday at 9:00 on abc 7. during that debate, we invite onto wjla.com and you us your instant reaction. >> of former cancer patient is out raged while trying to take a trip to paradise. hear what she said she was do at the airport. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. "i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. that's not my y plan." mitchell: n"the nonpartisan tax policy center concluded that mitt romney's tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years." vo: why won't romney level with us about his tax plan, which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? because according to experts, he'd have to raise taxes on the middle class - or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trushim here... how could we ever trust him here? >> you are watching abc news at 11:00. >> now we t
job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message.. >> of big scare for the redskins over the weekend. if you saw it, you know what we are talking about. the quarterback sidelined. >> everyone wants to know how bad it is, robert griffin iii's concussion. >> a lot of fans are still talking about this. the coach says that it looks like rgiii will be able to play it this weekend against the minnesota vikings. he also says that he was not dizzy. doctors are still cautious about his condition. is all that fans can talk about today. "did you see that hit?" >> he got out of bounds, but he will be all right. >> he is still out with what doctors are calling a concussion. more tests will be done today and throughout the week. >> probably a good move. you do not want to mess around with that. >> it is a good thing. health comes first. if we want him to stick around a long time, he has to be healthy. >> nfl officials are also paying close attention to how the situation with rgiii is handled. recent conditions treating athletes in the league has
, who spoke before romney, saw that charge coming. >> today's news, certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy, to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: but there was more. when the former ceo of general electric took to twitter and the air waves, suggesting the obama campaign cooked the numbers. >> i don't know what the right number is. but i'll tell you, these numbers don't smell right when you think about where the economy is right now. >> reporter: many experts laughed off the charge. but the labor secretary, whose department compiles the monthly report, was not laughing. >> i'm insulted when i hear that. it's really ludicrous to hear that kind of statement. >> reporter: now, we know that here in florida, along with mitt romney, is rob portman, who plays president obama in debate preparation. they'll be doing a bit of that today before an event tonight. the president has nothing on his schedule. we don't know what he's doing. no guidance on whether he's preparing for the next debate. as for t
. >> reporter: ryan tweeted this shot of him and his 7-year-old son sam, writing "great pep talk from one of my most trusted advisors." ryan's challenge? to be seen as credible and keep romney's momentum going. in most battleground states, the race is essentially tied, and obama's lead in ohio appears to be narrowing. ryan has only previously participated in around eight debates for his congressional seat. the vice president has run for president twice, debating 16 times, plus squaring off against sarah palin for the gig he has now. >> can i call you joe? >> reporter: biden has been cramming, studying ryan's positions and the book, "young guns," the book that the congressman co-wrote, looking for fodder. >> i just want to make sure when i say these things that i don't have the congressman saying, "no, no, no, i don't have that position." >> reporter: though he is known for gaffes and verbosity, the structure of the debates seems to help him, forcing him to be concise and stick to script. >> he's fast on the cuff. he's a witty guy. he knows who he is and he's been doing this for 40 years. >> rep
believe that everyone has the right to choose. >> this romney supporter says the debate turned the tide. >> i think like he was very interested, very involved and he knew what he was talking about. he was very presidential. >> a reminder for you to check out our battleground virginia special. we will have a look at the people making of some of the most crucial votes in the nation. that is tonight at 7:00 right here on abc 7. >> the nationals are back in town is getting ready for the series against the cardinals. the preparations are underway for tomorrow night's big game. >> ground crews as you can see behind me doing the final touches here at nationals park. have been busy for the last couple of hours for the biggest game in the history of the nats. >> not seen in washington d.c. and a lifetime, it was properly in place at nats park today. the nationalists took in several hours of batting practice this afternoon, getting ready to host dc's first-ever home playoff game. only standing room tickets are available, and only if you return to the stadium tomorrow morning. >> i don't care, i j
-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. prpriorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. love a good mystery, anderson has you covered today. >> true life crime dramas straight from the headlines. talk about what is coming up, anderson cooper is joining us live. shocked when we about this u.s. open referee who was accused of r husband.he >> that's right. lois is called the coffee cup killer. killing her 80- husband with a coffee cup, hitting him in the head. trial.ing to todayughter is on my show at 3:00, breaking her silence .or the first time she is standing by her mother it was an accidental death, that her mom had nothing to do with it. that her mom had taken a test.tector we will have the results of that. >> this did not even come to light until after he had been time.or quite some >> that's right. police initially thought it was an accident. it was only later they determined -- the medical did an autopsy and the had sent his body to get buried and the guy who did the autopsy realized there were a coffee cup in his head and that their remarks did
. >>> whiplash. tonight, just 30 days to go, the biggest crowd yet for mitt romney but the president fueled too by the lowest unemployment rate since he took office. the new eye-opening polls and of that debate. look who's talking? >> here now to comment, big bird. [ cheers and applause ] >> big bird weighing in. >>> and charged up. the daredevil once frozen in ice then buried alive now shocking himself letting perfect strangers zap him. >>> good evening on this sunday night. we begin with that deadly outbreak of meningitis. we learned late today it is quickly spreading. all because of those steroid shots to the spine for patients who thought they were getting relief from their pain. just in the last 24 hours at least 27 more people have become sick. that brings the total number of cases to 91 now. at least seven people have now died from this and tonight a troubling new development. the massachusetts company that made that steroid shot is now recalling every single product it makes out of what it calls an abundance of caution. abc's mark greenblatt leads us off. >> reporter: the pharmacy at th
always say what i mean. >> the next big debate is next tuesday, when president obama and mitt romney will square off in round two in new york. brandi hitt, abc news, danville. >> it's 46 degrees outside on this friday morning. >> much more ahead. a d.c. council and talking to abc 7 news about a scandal. what do we do when something that's hard to paint really wants to be painted? we break out new behr ultra with stain-blocker from the home depot... ...the best selling paint and primer in one that now eliminates stains. so it paints over stained surfac scuffed surfaces just about any surface. what do you say we go where no paint has gone before and end up some place beautiful. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. behr ultra. now with advanced stain blocking only at the home depot and only $31.98 a gallon. >> i'm from butler's orchard in germantown, maryland. this it's a peanut pumpkin and more. tap the fall harvest days. good morning, washington. -- happy fall harvest days. >> friday morning welcome back. it's a cold day. it's going to be even colder s
weeks not to mention a slew of talk shows. >> he's funny. i'm funnier. >> reporter: and then there was her anniversary, not exactly the date of her dreams. she did get a hug. from ann romney. you know, i know that ann romney is playing for the other team. is there a certain sisterhood between women who are in this position? >> absolutely. and this is something that barack and i talk about. we have learned this over time. who ever makes this kind of sacrifice, they deserve a pat on the back, that's how this democracy works. >> reporter: outside the white house there is always lots of chatter about how much is the first lady influencing policy. how do you see your role in that regard? >> i rarely step foot in the west wing. in fact people are shocked when they see me there. >> reporter: the first lady has long said her most important role is mom in chief. and now, with a teenager. i have a 14-year-old son. he has a question. it's hard enough to be 14 if your parents aren't the president and first lady if you don't live in the whitehouse. how do you help her negotiate
these really deep pushes of cold air. but we'll talk more of that as we get to america's in just a minute. >> a lot of cold. >>> and to the white house now, 29 days to go. it's "your voice your vote" and mitt romney is ahead with steam in the debate. abc's david muir is here with the latest. >> both campaigns eagerly awaiting polls in those crucial battleground states of who is ahead after the political whiplash. the president lifted with that unemployment rate, now below 8%. even the president overnight reviewing his own debate performance. >> reporter: 3red obama on the west coast overnight, a star-studded concert fund-raiser. the president with a not so subtle reference to his own debate performance. >> they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: one of six fund-raisers expected to bring in nearly $10 million with help from bill clinton and stars including katy perry who tweeted this photo of her presidential polish. it comes as we learned the president had a record haul in september, $181 million in donations. the most that an incumbent pr
responding to a question from that nice lady sitting in the audience, not mitt romney directly or not president obama directly. a little easier to engage with the modmoderator. the president's campaign said expect a more aggressive president obama next weeken new york. >> folks are talking about joe biden's demeanor, pointing, smirking, interrupting, laughing, laughing joe biden has his own twitter handle. is it going to hurt him at all? >> amazing how quickly the twitter handles pop up during and after the debates. the republicans are trying to make hay about vice president biden, laughing, kind of seeming sarcastic and being aggressive. if you are going to try to figure how this will impact the race. he didn't appeal to independent voters. small percentage sitting at hope trying to figure out who they will vote for. not who he was reaching out to. trying to reach out to democrats he made them feel belter after president obama's poor performance last week. >> thank you, karen. campaign manager, chimed in for obama said when the other side is spending their time talking about f
are high in danville, kentucky. but we are still talking about last week's debate. the president was not really trying to defend his performance. vice president biden's goal, halt mt romney's momentum. powell ryan he well do anything to keep it going. abc's diane sawyer sat down exclusively with president obama and she asked him, what happened at that first debate? >> well, governor romney had a good night. i had a bad night. >> how bad? >> well not the first time i have had a bad night. i think what's important that the fundamentals of what this race is about haven't changed. >> reporter: romney is on the hot seat. he told iowa's des moines register, quote, there is no legislation with regards to b s bors -- abortion that i am familiar with that would become part of my agenda. >> do i believe the supreme court should overturn roe v. wade. yes. >> before he left for kentucky. ryan was grilled by report ears but romney seeming to downplay what he would do about abortion as president. >> our position is unified, consistent and hasn't changed. >> the president agreed that romney ha
or because of it, big bird has helped the romney campaign raise money. >> i got a million tweets. >> so you are on twitter? >> no, i'm a bird. tweet something how we talk! >> reporter: what is also talking are the sales here at sullivan's toy store here in washington, d.c., they say they have sold more big bird items than they have in the past, proving how profitable one yellow bird can be. >> incredible. besides pbs being this much of the budget and they did a poll that showed 70% of the country showed opposing de funding. poor big bird in the crosshairs of the debate. but we lover him in the overnight. >> we do. what is he doing? looking over your shoulder? >> no. >> we should bring him on the show? >> everybody else has done it. >>> and a well-known daredevil. >> how he plans to survive the next three days the next three days with electricity. >>> how about that david blaine. >> his current stunt ends tonight which means he will be getting zapped throughout the day. we spoke to him as he was feeling the heat. >> reporter: it's a modern day twist on the movie "frankenstein," although this
romney said he is confident ryan will have a strong performance. >> i think paul ryan will do great. thank you. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview with diane sawyer, the president talked about what he expects from joe biden. >> what's your message to joe biden about tomorrow night? >> you know, i think joe just needs to be joe. >> reporter: biden scored points in his last debate four years ago, in what turned out to be the most-watched vice presidential debate in history. >> the notion that somehow because i'm a man, i don't know what it's like to raise two kids alone. i don't know what it's like to have a child you're not sure is going to make it -- i understand. i understand. >> emotional moment four years ago, jon. the audience could top that audience tonight. and it's coming as we're getting new, solid polls from the key battleground states of virginia, florida and ohio. >> reporter: yeah. this is the key thing. we've seen a national polls, romney has gained on the president in some cases. actually moved ahead of the president. now, what we're seeing that romney is gaining i
the president spend the last week talking about saving big bird. >> election day, weeks away, getting a solid read on where the race stand is not easy. a new poll from the pew research center taken after the debate, shows romney has pulled ahead among likely voters. the president's acknowledged he wasn't on his a game at the showdown. >> after the debate, i had folks come up, don't be so polite. don't be so nice. >> reporter: but his campaign insists his performance didn't change the fundamentals of the race. >> what was being presented wasn't leadership -- that's salesmanship. >> reporter: the narrowing polls are making some democrats nervous. so the pressure is on vice president biden in his debate tomorrow night against paul ryan. republicans say paul ryan will be ready for battle. rob, sunny, back to you. >> karen, thanks a lot. tomorrow, the candidates for vice president who will meet face to face. our own martha raddatz will moderate. abc will carry it live. it all kicks off at 9:00 p.m. eastern tomorrow night. >>> the federal government is suing wells fargo bank in new york for thousan
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